Arlington County Board Sets Jan. 3 2017 Organizational Meeting

Arlington County | November 09, 2016

The Arlington County Board today adopted a preliminary meeting schedule for 2017 that includes holding its 2017 Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3, the first business day of 2017.  Because New Year’s Day falls on Sunday in 2017, Monday, Jan. 2 is a federal holiday. The decision changes a long-standing Board tradition of starting its work on New Year’s Day or, when New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, on Monday, Jan. 2. “We can try it this year and see what everyone thinks,” Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey said. “Holding the meeting on New Year’s Day (or in this case, the day after) requires several staff members to work on a rare holiday, instead of being with their families and friends,” Garvey said. “By holding the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3, we still will start our year off with the community, but without forcing employees to give up their personal and family time on a holiday. I suspect there are community members who also would prefer to attend our meeting on the first work day rather than a holiday.”

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